Topical Guide

This is a manually curated topical guide to the content on this site to facilitate the discovery of articles on specific subjects. Some articles are listed under more than one main topic.

Note: This list excludes additions to the Bryce Haymond Translation (BHT) which can be found in full at its own link. Here is the post in which I introduced this topical guide. This list is current as of July 29, 2020.

Animals

Animals Don’t Seem to Worship God, So Did Humans Invent God?

Apostasy/Apocalypse

May we all Apostatize, and experience the Apocalypse: A Mystical View

Art

My ego has been crucified…

Atheism

Can Atheists be Mystics or have Mystical Experience?
Are Mystics Atheists?

Beliefs

Envisioning Reality: Beliefs Become our Communal Reality

Body

Is our Brain the Source of our Life? Is Matter the Source of Mind/Spirit? A Contemplative Mysticism View
Considering the Mind-Body Problem Mystically
The Body-Mind is a Temporary Form of our Divine Identity

Brain

Is our Brain the Source of our Life? Is Matter the Source of Mind/Spirit? A Contemplative Mysticism View

Buddhism

Learning Vipassana: My First Guided Meditation on Methods Podcast
“Are More People Achieving Stream Entry These Days?” with guest Culadasa on Deconstructing Yourself
The Falling Away of Ego Consciousness in Hinduism and Buddhism
The “Hidden Treasure” of God in Mormonism and Buddhism
Video: Harvard Buddhist Psychologist on the Constructed “Self”
The Book of Mormon as Terma, and Joseph Smith as Tertön

Children

Do we Give Birth to God’s Children? A Mystical Interpretation
Ken Wilber’s Fallacious “pre/trans fallacy” and the Condescension of Children

Christianity

A Mystical View of Universal Salvation
Misattributed St. Francis Quote “The One You Are Looking For…”?
The Problem with Traditional Proselytism: A Mystical Perspective
Trinitarian Symbolism in terms of other Metaphysical Philosophy, Theology, and Science
Did Jesus Ever Doubt His Oneness in God?
A Mystical Interpretation of Jesus’ Parable of the Tares
The Saving Power of “Christ” Consciousness
Jesus isn’t coming, but Christ is already here
The “Lamb of God”: A Mystical Symbol of Divine Purity in the true Self
Who is “the Devil”? A Mystical Interpretation
What is “Seeing” Christ? An Interspiritual, Mystical, and Psychospiritual Perspective
My ego has been crucified…
Being Perfect in our Imperfections: The Wounds of God
A Mystical Reinterpretation of the Mormon (Christian) view of the Nature of God
My Interpretations of the Divine that differ from Traditional Judeo-Christianity
Who is the “Only Begotten”? A Mystical Interpretation
Reflections on Rohr’s opening of “The Universal Christ” Conference
Meeting Richard Rohr
The many “Christs” and “Messiahs” that preceded Jesus
A Mystical Interpretation of the Messiah Rebuilding the Temple, or Christ Coming to the Temple
The Two Deaths in Mystical Christianity
Qualia, Consciousness, Christ, and Cosmos
Is God or Christ a Male?
Reconstructing Mormonism’s and Christianity’s Jesus/Christ
“Canticle of the Sun,” by St. Francis of Assisi, and Joseph Smith’s “Olive Leaf”
Notes on Christian Mysticism from a Seminar with Bernard McGinn
Is Sam Harris Unaware of “No-Self” in Jesus’ Sacrifice?
Mary Magdalene (2018) and her Witness of Christ and the Kingdom
Christians are Made Christs by Anointing
Sacrificing Ego-Self in Judaism and Christianity
“Let Him Who Is Without Sin Cast the First Stone”
Worshiping Jesus or Christ?
Mystical Experience is Christianity’s Savior
The Mystical Meaning of Christmas
This Glorious Infant
“Christ Has No Body But Yours,” a Poem
Sam Harris Talks Favorably of Jesus?
Is Christianity not Literally True?
We Awaken in Christ’s Body, by Symeon
Our True Identity
I AM is the Way, the Truth, and the Life
The Greatest Commandments are One
As Jesus, our “Natural Man” Must Die Too
I am in the Father, and the Father in Me

Climate

A Mystical Perspective on the Climate Emergency

Commercialism

An Industrial Designer’s Conscious Manifesto on our Capitalist System of Making Unlimited “Products”
How can Realization lead to more Intentional Consumption?
The Next Chapter of ThyMindOMan.com: Living in the Gift
A Meditation on Supply Chains and Adding Real Value in the World

Community

The Lone and Dreary World of Modern Life and Connecting With Each Other Again
The Nuclear Family, Communal Breakdown, & Mysticism
Envisioning Reality: Beliefs Become our Communal Reality
A New Facebook Group “Reconstructing Mormonism”
Online Meditations, Friend Chats, and New Meetups
Does Mysticism need Community? If so, what kind?
New Friendship Room: Let’s Talk about Spirituality, Religion, Mysticism, Philosophy, Science, and Life

Compassion

The Compassion of the Christ-Buddha-Atman-Al-Insān al-Kāmil-Messiah-Zhenren-Tirthankara

Confucianism

Overcoming Ego and Transforming Self in Confucianism & Taoism

Consciousness

Wave Analogies of Consciousness, Mind, and Ultimate Reality
How Our Mind May Construct our Sense of Separation from God
God is the Consciousness that is Always Present in Us
Pure Consciousness is True Self, Ultimate Reality, and Absolute Truth
Apprehending the Infinite in the Finite?
The Saving Power of “Christ” Consciousness
The Speed of Light in the Vacuum of Consciousness
What is Consciousness? A Cosmic Mystical Perspective
The Mysticism of the Hard Problem of Consciousness
The Glory of God is Consciousness
Qualia, Consciousness, Christ, and Cosmos
Is the Universe Made of Consciousness?
Which comes first? Consciousness or Matter?
Our Loss of Mystical Consciousness

Death

Is Heaven Realized at Death? Are Memories Retained? Why All This?
What Will I Feel Like After Death?
The Downside of the Experience of God
Die Before You Die: A Mystical Approach to Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
Is Physical Death the Death of our Individual Personhood?
The Two Deaths in Mystical Christianity
We WILL Surely Die
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Duality

Is there Joy without Misery? Good without Sin/Evil?
Mystical Unity in Nonduality does Not Mean Uniformity in Duality
Our Mystical Dualistic Nature as Human-Divine

Ego

No-Self in the East, in the Bible, and Book of Mormon
The Privilege of Spiritual Retreats: An Ego Trip?
Paul/Silas? our Super Hero Identity vs. our Alter/Secret Identity
Is There a “Healthy” Ego?
Is Sam Harris Unaware of “No-Self” in Jesus’ Sacrifice?
Ego Dissolution or No Ego Dissolution?
What Good is the Ego-Self?
Self-Sacrifice Does Not Mean Self-Hatred
Ego Sacrifice & Transcendence a Common Theme in World Religions and Science
The Evolution of Ego in the Allegory of Adam & Eve
Sacrificing Ego Consciousness In the World’s Religions & Science
Our Two Selves in Life
The Ego & the True Human
Non-Self Reveals the True Self
What is the “Natural Man”?
A Key for the “Natural Man”
The Falling Away of Ego Consciousness in Hinduism and Buddhism
Sacrificing Ego-Self in Judaism and Christianity
The Neuroscience of Ego Dissolution and Transcendence
Ego Transcendence in Secular Science

Eternal Life

What is “Eternal Life”? A Mystical Perspective
What is “Eternal Life”?

Evil

Who is “the Devil”? A Mystical Interpretation
A Mystical Perspective on the Problem of Evil

Evolution

Humans Were Not the Plan, and We’re Not the End of the Evolving God
The Evolution of Ego in the Allegory of Adam & Eve
The Godhead in the Light of Evolution
“If Evolution is True, The Church is False”?
You are a Colony of 70 Trillion Organisms
Video: Where Did Life Come From?

Faith

Thoughts about “From Naïveté to Wisdom,” the Pattern of the Spiritual Journey
Beliefs vs. Reality

Fall

Overcoming Separation is the Spiritual-Mystical Journey
Why Do we Feel Separate from God/Reality?
A Psychological and Mystical Interpretation of the Myth of Adam & Eve and the Garden of Eden
The Evolution of Ego in the Allegory of Adam & Eve
What is the Fall?

First Visions

#46 Josh Radnor’s “First Vision” Account
#45 David R. Hawkins’ “First Vision” Account
#44 Julie M. Brown’s “First Vision” Account
#43 Douglas Harding’s “First Vision” Account
#42 Kundalini-like “First Vision” Account
#41 Science Mike’s “First Vision” Account
Yet another “First Vision” Account from St. Symeon the New Theologian
Another “First Vision” Account from St. Symeon the New Theologian
Pope Francis’ “First Vision” Account
Richard Bucke’s “First Vision” Account
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “First Vision” Account
Annie Dillard’s “First Vision” Account
John van Ruysbroeck’s “First Vision” Accounts
Bahá’u’lláh’s “First Vision” Account
All-Encompassing Light “First Vision” Accounts
Armella Nicolas’s “First Vision” Account
Symeon the New Theologian’s “First Vision” Account
Joannes Stobaeus’ “First Vision” Account
Saint Teresa of Ávila’s “First Vision” Accounts
Walt Whitman’s “First Vision” Accounts
Henry David Thoreau’s “First Vision” Account
Nancy Clark’s “First Vision” Accounts
Sophia von Klingnau’s “First Vision” Account
Rabindranath Tagore’s “First Vision” Account
Morgan Freeman’s “First Vision” Account
Thomas Merton’s “First Vision” Account
Clark Heinrich’s “First Vision” Account
What are we to make of these “First Vision” accounts?
AA Co-Founder Bill Wilson’s “First Vision” Account
Martin Buber’s “First Vision” Account
Ueshiba’s “First Vision” Account
Dante’s “First Vision” Account
Muktabai’s “First Vision” Account
Shankara’s “First Vision” Account
St. Augustine’s “First Vision” Account
Incorporeal Radiance “First Vision” Account
Eternal Fire “First Vision” Account
Oceanic Light “First Vision” Account
Can We Have A “First Vision” Experience?
Eugène Ionesco’s “First Vision” Account
Norris Stearns “First Vision” Account
Golden Light “First Vision” Account
Hellen Keller’s “First Vision” Account
Unbounded Space “First Vision” Account
Heaven’s Cradle “First Vision” Account
Blazing Light “First Vision” Account
Increasing Pleasantness “First Vision” Account
Suhrawardi’s “First Vision” Account

Free Will

Is There Free Will in Mysticism?

Gift Economy

The Next Chapter of ThyMindOMan.com: Living in the Gift

God

What is God? What is Sin? A Mystical View
God is the Transcendent IN the Immanent
Is it possible to “know” an Absolute, like God?
Does God have a Face? A Mystical Perspective
What is the Mystical “Light of God”?
God is the Consciousness that is Always Present in Us
The Downside of the Experience of God
Our Mystical Dualistic Nature as Human-Divine
Is “God” a Black-White Hole Singularity? The Mysticism of Cosmology
A Mystical Reinterpretation of the Mormon (Christian) view of the Nature of God
Only God Knows God?
David Bentley Hart on “How Can We Know God?”
Is God a Male Human, or Two Males, or maybe Three? Do I hear Four? Or is it More?
Is God or Christ a Male?
Reconstructing Mormonism’s “God the Father”
What does it mean to be “a god”?
Jordan Peterson & Sam Harris Debate the Nature of God
Does Seeing God Cause Death to the Person?
We are Already God, We’ve Just Forgotten
Our Ideas of God Are Not God
Only God Can See God
“God Is the Very Self of Each of Us” by Rupert Spira
Learning how to be a God
The Godhead in the Light of Evolution
Our Minds Paint Our Pictures of God
Is God a Person?
What is the Relationship between God and Divine Law?
Emerson’s Poem, Gnothi Seauton (Know Thyself)
God Wakes

Healing

Derren Brown: “Faith Healing” as Psychospiritual Transformation

Hinduism

The Falling Away of Ego Consciousness in Hinduism and Buddhism
The Inner Light of Crystalline Clarity

Humans

Our Mystical Dualistic Nature as Human-Divine
Humans Were Not the Plan, and We’re Not the End of the Evolving God

Identity

Our Two Identities in Life, and Realizing the Greater One

Imperfection

Being Perfect in our Imperfections: The Wounds of God

Islam

The Passing Away of Ego-Self in Islam
“A Thousand Sweet Breaths of Silence” by Rumi

Judaism

My Interpretations of the Divine that differ from Traditional Judeo-Christianity
The many “Christs” and “Messiahs” that preceded Jesus
A Mystical Interpretation of the Messiah Rebuilding the Temple, or Christ Coming to the Temple
Sacrificing Ego-Self in Judaism and Christianity
YHWH project

Knowledge

When New Thoughts Conflict with Old Thoughts
The Limits of Intellectual Thought & Knowledge

Language

The Modern Transformation of Religious Language
The Value of the Written Word for Good, for Love in Action?
“I Did Not Write This”: the Mysticism of Spiritual Writing
Holy, Whole, Health, Heal: Words of our Oneness or Nonduality
Does Language Construct Reality, or our Perception of Reality?
The Mystic’s Dilemma
Is there a better word for “God”?

Love

What is God’s Love? Is it Unconditional? A Mystical View
Why Love Another? What for? Mysticism Doesn’t Just Tell Us—It Shows Us!
What is Love? per Rupert Spira

Magic

Derren Brown: “Faith Healing” as Psychospiritual Transformation

Meditation

The “Ahman Prayer”: Toward a Mormon Contemplative Practice
The Privilege of Spiritual Retreats: An Ego Trip?
How I Welcome Spirit Into My Life: My Contemplative Practice & Retreat Experience
Why Does Meditation Take so Long to see Results, to Awaken?
Learning Vipassana: My First Guided Meditation on Methods Podcast
Notes on “Contemplation” from a Lecture with Fr. Laurence Freeman
A Word about Guided Meditations
What Is Meditation? per Eckhart Tolle
The Brain Science behind Meditation, a Book and Interview with Culadasa
How to “Do” Nothing
Daniel Goleman on The Many Benefits of Meditation
How to Meditate – An Animation
The Meaning of Contemplation
David O. McKay: Meditate to Enter God’s Presence
How Meditation & Seer Stones Might Lead to a Clear Mind & Divine Revelations

Mindfulness

Democratizing “Mindfulness” is a Positive Movement if we go Deeper

Morality

“Mystical Morality is Relative, not Absolute,” my dog said
Transmorality in Mysticism
Relative Truth, Knowledge, and Morals in Mormonism, Law, and Mysticism

Mormonism

Joseph Smith’s First Vision in “Lehi’s” Vision of the Tree of Life: Part 1
God “Pointed”/”Touched” Joseph Smith’s Eyes in the First Vision, Revealing the “Beloved Son” in Him
No-Self in the East, in the Bible, and Book of Mormon
Where Art Thou, O God of Mormonism?
My Conversation with Glenn Ostlund about Mysticism
Joseph Smith as Nephi: Parallels in retrieving the Gold/Brass Plates
A New Facebook Group “Reconstructing Mormonism”
Joseph Smith’s Mystical Christification in the First Vision
The Mystical and Archetypal Nature of a “Heavenly Book” and Joseph Smith’s “Gold Plates”
The “Ahman Prayer”: Toward a Mormon Contemplative Practice
Joseph Smith’s First Vision in the Book of Mormon: The Earliest Accounts?
Joseph Losing the “Plates” and “Interpreters” was Mystical not Literal
The First Vision of Moroni
Early Secondhand Details about Joseph Smith’s First Vision in 1830-1833?
Joseph Smith’s First Vision, BHT: A New Translation
An Introduction to the BHT Translation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision
Was Joseph Smith intentionally deceitful or lying about the “Gold Plates”? A Mystical View
Is There Any Way that the Book of Mormon is “Historical”? A Mystical & Perennialist Perspective
The LDS “Prophet” Shares 5 “Absolute Truths”? My Commentary
The Glory of God is Consciousness
A Mystical Reinterpretation of the Mormon (Christian) view of the Nature of God
The Mystical State of Consciousness in Joseph Smith’s First Vision
Reconstructing the narrative surrounding the origins of the Book of Mormon
Reconstructing the narrative surrounding Joseph Smith
Reconstructing Joseph Smith’s “First Vision”
Reconstructing Mormonism’s “Holy Ghost”
Reconstructing Mormonism’s and Christianity’s Jesus/Christ
“Canticle of the Sun,” by St. Francis of Assisi, and Joseph Smith’s “Olive Leaf”
Reconstructing Mormonism’s “God the Father”
A Radical Reconstruction of the Mormon Narrative (and Christianity)
The “Hidden Treasure” of God in Mormonism and Buddhism
The Book of Mormon as Literary Alchemy: Joseph’s Magnum Opus and the Philosopher’s Stone
Misreading Scripture as Literal History: Elephants in the Book of Mormon
Joseph Smith’s “Sinking” Into the Darkest Abyss to Commune with God
The Non-Historical Book of Mormon is More Than A Mere Fairy Tale
The Book of Mormon as Terma, and Joseph Smith as Tertön
The Mysticism of Joseph Smith
The film Split (2016), Joseph Smith & the Book of Mormon
David O. McKay: Meditate to Enter God’s Presence
“If Evolution is True, The Church is False”?
Didn’t the First Vision Reveal the True Nature of God?
How Meditation & Seer Stones Might Lead to a Clear Mind & Divine Revelations
Where can we find the New Covenant?
God’s Mystical Greeting in Joseph Smith’s First Vision
The Divine Light of a Lowly Farmer Boy
The veil was lifted, and he saw the Lord’s finger
Video Presentation: “The Mystical Core of Mormonism: A Very Brief Introduction”
“Who Am I?” The Simulation Hypothesis Mindfully and Mormonly Reconsidered
Missionary encounters with people who had divine interactions
The Mystical Core of Mormonism: A Very Brief Introduction

Mortality

Thoughts about “From Naïveté to Wisdom,” the Pattern of the Spiritual Journey
“What is the point of it all?”

Mysticism/Mystical Experience

My Conversation with Glenn Ostlund about Mysticism
The Downside of the Experience of God
Nihilism in the Light of Mystical Experience
Religion vs Mysticism: A Taste Test
A Conversation on Mysticism between Wayne Teasdale and Ken Wilber
Reconstructing Joseph Smith’s “First Vision”
Notes on Christian Mysticism from a Seminar with Bernard McGinn
My Thoughts on the New Age, and How It Differs from Mysticism
The Mysticism of Falling into a Black Hole
The Meaning of the Word “Mystical”
Sam Harris talks with Michael Pollan about Psychedelics and Mystical-Spiritual Experience
Is Spiritual Purification like Polishing the Tile of the Mind?
Mystical Experience is Christianity’s Savior
What is Religious Experience For?
Our Loss of Mystical Consciousness
Mysticism is Experience of the Real
I Am Not My…
Mystical Experience is Christianity’s Savior
The Mystical Core of Mormonism: A Very Brief Introduction

Mythology/Archetypes

The Mystical and Archetypal Nature of a “Heavenly Book” and Joseph Smith’s “Gold Plates”
The World is Made by the Trickster
When Myths turn from “True” to “False” and a New Mysticomodern Myth

Name

The Mystical Practice of Receiving a New Name

Nature

A Mystical Perspective on the Climate Emergency
Super Natural, not Supernatural or Unnatural
The Kosmic One Endows Us the Energy to Be and to Act
The Mysticism of Relativity and the Absolute
Falling in Love with the Earth is Knowing God and our Self: A Commentary on Thich Nhat Hanh and Climate Change

Nihilism

Nihilism in the Light of Mystical Experience

Nonduality

Is there Joy without Misery? Good without Sin/Evil?
The Nondual Scientific and Mystical Reality of our Self
Mystical Unity in Nonduality does Not Mean Uniformity in Duality

Original Sin

Original Sin and Nonduality

Paranormal/Parapsychology

The Problem with ESP, the Paranormal, and Parapsychology: A Mystical View

Patriotism/Nationalism

Patriotism as Ethnocentrism? A Mystical Perspective

Perennialism

Infographic—The Perennial Cycle of Religions: Mysticism to Politics v1.0
The Perennial Cycle from Mysticism to Religion to Politics
The Mystical “Messiah” in the World’s Traditions
Eight Points of Agreement of Perennial Wisdom from Contemplatives of Eight World Religions

Philosophy

If we are already One, what is there to do?
The Inverse Proportional Paradox of Seeing Outwardly and Inwardly
Is it possible to “know” an Absolute, like God?
Trinitarian Symbolism in terms of other Metaphysical Philosophy, Theology, and Science
Apprehending the Infinite in the Finite?
Considering the Mind-Body Problem Mystically
Dual-Aspect Monism, Neuroscience, and Mysticism
“What is the point of it all?”
Jason Silva on The Infinite
The Influx of the Divine Mind into our Mind
The Soaring Flight of our Mind’s Divine Communion
Watch “How Is Everything Interconnected?” on YouTube
Jordan Peterson & Sam Harris Debate the Nature of God

Physicalism/Materialism

Is our Brain the Source of our Life? Is Matter the Source of Mind/Spirit? A Contemplative Mysticism View

Poetry

“The Web of Life” by Robert T. Weston
Have You Heard?
The Fire and the Rose are One
i thank You God for most this amazing
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
“Christ Has No Body But Yours,” a Poem
We Awaken in Christ’s Body, by Symeon
Emerson’s Poem, Gnothi Seauton (Know Thyself)
God Wakes
“A Thousand Sweet Breaths of Silence” by Rumi

Pop Culture

The Mysticism of “I See the Light” in Disney’s Tangled
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 3, The Philosophical Problem of Change
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 2, The Lullaby
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 1, Introduction & Opening Myth
“Radical Honesty”: What if we told the truth?
The Mysticism of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
The Mysticism of The Wizard of Oz: Our Journey Home
A Mystical Commentary on “The Bells” in HBO’s Game of Thrones: The World is on Fire and Humanity is Dying!
A Divine “Celebration of Life” in The Greatest Showman’s Soundtrack!
“Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself” by Thandie Newton
Groundhog Day’s “I’m a god”

Postmodernism

Postmodernism and the Absolute in Mysticism

Premortality

The Mysticism of “Past Lives” or “Premortality”: Two Perspectives

Priesthood

On Lineages and Transmissions of Mystical Knowledge and Spiritual Power

Proselytism

The Problem with Traditional Proselytism: A Mystical Perspective

Psychedelics/Entheogens

Sam Harris talks with Michael Pollan about Psychedelics and Mystical-Spiritual Experience
The Neuroscience of Ego Dissolution and Transcendence

Psychology

A Psychological and Mystical Interpretation of the Myth of Adam & Eve and the Garden of Eden

Reality

Wave Analogies of Consciousness, Mind, and Ultimate Reality
Pure Consciousness is True Self, Ultimate Reality, and Absolute Truth

Relativity

The Mysticism of Relativity and the Absolute

Religion

The Modern Transformation of Religious Language
The Perennial Cycle from Mysticism to Religion to Politics
The Mystical “Messiah” in the World’s Traditions
Religion vs Mysticism: A Taste Test
Eight Points of Agreement of Perennial Wisdom from Contemplatives of Eight World Religions
What is the “true” church?
Beliefs vs. Reality
Mapping The World’s Religious and Secular Symbols
A Thesis for the Church
What is Priesthood and Ordination?
Should Spirituality be Organized?

Resurrection/Reincarnation

The Mystical Resurrection or Reincarnation of the Ocean in every Wave
A Bodily Resurrection of Jesus? or of Christ? A Mystical View
Paul and the Early Jewish Christians’ Mystical Resurrection “in” Christ
Resurrecting the Resurrection in Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris
Four Types or Stages of Resurrection
Margaret Barker on the Radical Original Understanding of Resurrection
Excerpts from Symeon’s Discourse on the “Mystical Resurrection of Christ”
What does Resurrection mean for our Physical Body?
What is the Resurrection?

Sacrament/Eucharist

What is the Sacrament, Communion, or Eucharist?

Salvation/Awakening

A Mystical View of Universal Salvation
The Saving Power of “Christ” Consciousness
The Mythological Messiah and its Mystical Qualities
The Mystical “Messiah” in the World’s Traditions

Science

Can we unify General Relativity and Quantum Theory through Classical Mysticism?
Solving E=mc² for Spacetime, and its Mystical Implications
The Unification of Mass-Energy and Spacetime?
The Mystical Nature of Objects and Movement as the Exchange of Energy in a Static Field
The Impasse of Explaining the Whole Scientifically or Theologically
The Mystical Impasse in the Unification of Dualistic Physics
Dual-Aspect Monism, Neuroscience, and Mysticism
The Speed of Light in the Vacuum of Consciousness
Energy and Matter are that Holy One
Niels Bohr, a founder of quantum mechanics, was a Mystic
Science versus Spirituality? A False Dualism
The Kosmic One Endows Us the Energy to Be and to Act
The Radical Irony of Mystical Experience: The Overview Effect of the Divine
Is “God” a Black-White Hole Singularity? The Mysticism of Cosmology
Bringing “God” into the 21st Century through Science and Mysticism
Is Spirituality compatible with Science? Mysticism may be Key
By finding Nothing, we find Everything
A Map of Reality
You are a Colony of 70 Trillion Organisms
Beliefs vs. Reality
The Mysticism of Falling into a Black Hole
The Neuroscience of Ego Dissolution and Transcendence
Ego Transcendence in Secular Science
Video: Where Did Life Come From?
Einstein’s Misquote on the Illusion of Feeling Separate from the Whole
“One Song: The Science of Oneness” by JD Stillwater
“Science & Spirituality” a TEDx talk by Jeff Lieberman
The Godhead in the Light of Evolution
“If Evolution is True, The Church is False”?
SciShow Psych Video on Near-Death Experiences
A Theory of Everything?
Science & Nonduality (SAND) Conference
Max Tegmark on Consciousness: “The Final Frontier of Science”
Seeing Ourselves Between Saturn’s Rings
Einstein on the “Cosmic Religious Feeling”
Lawrence Krauss on the Nature of Reality
Sam Harris Talks Favorably of Jesus?
Ego Sacrifice & Transcendence a Common Theme in World Religions and Science
Sacrificing Ego Consciousness In the World’s Religions & Science
Jordan Peterson & Sam Harris Debate the Nature of God
The Brain Science behind Meditation, a Book and Interview with Culadasa
Sam Harris talks with Michael Pollan about Psychedelics and Mystical-Spiritual Experience

Scriptures

(See my BHT translation of the scriptures at this link.)

Joseph Smith’s First Vision in “Lehi’s” Vision of the Tree of Life: Part 1
Misattributed St. Francis Quote “The One You Are Looking For…”?
A Mystical Interpretation of Jesus’ Parable of the Tares
Joseph Smith’s First Vision, BHT: A New Translation
An Introduction to the BHT Translation of Joseph Smith’s First Vision
Be Ye Perfect? or Be Ye Whole? A Mystical Translation
Continual Reinterpretation of Sacred Texts is Imperative
The Glory of God is Consciousness
Did the Ancient Prophets write Literally or Metaphorically?
An Introduction to the Bryce Haymond Translation (BHT)

Second Coming

Jesus isn’t coming, but Christ is already here
The Spiritual Fire of Thy Kingdom Come and Coming
What is the Second Coming?

Sin

What is God? What is Sin? A Mystical View

Spirit

Reconstructing Mormonism’s “Holy Ghost”
What is the Spirit or Soul?

Surrender

In Mysticism, what is Submission or Surrender?

Taoism

Overcoming Ego and Transforming Self in Confucianism & Taoism

Temple

Temple or No Temple: Where does God Really Live?
A Mystical Interpretation of the Messiah Rebuilding the Temple, or Christ Coming to the Temple

True Self

Pure Consciousness is True Self, Ultimate Reality, and Absolute Truth
The Nondual Scientific and Mystical Reality of our Self
Coming Out as our True Self
Our Deeper Source & Self
Paul/Silas? our Super Hero Identity vs. our Alter/Secret Identity
Richard Rohr on Discovering our True Self
Non-Self Reveals the True Self

Truth

The LDS “Prophet” Shares 5 “Absolute Truths”? My Commentary
“Radical Honesty”: What if we told the truth?
Letting go of our “truth” is how we find the Truth
The Tension between Absolute Knowing and Mystical Uncertainty
Is the Truth Really Found “Within”?

Universe

Are we Alone in the Universe? A Mystical Perspective
Energy and Matter are that Holy One
Qualia, Consciousness, Christ, and Cosmos
The Mysticism of Falling into a Black Hole

Veil

The Inverse Proportional Paradox of Seeing Outwardly and Inwardly

Vision

My Vision for the World

Writing

The Value of the Written Word for Good, for Love in Action?
“I Did Not Write This”: the Mysticism of Spiritual Writing


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